Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Difficulty accelerating

asked by on

The car has difficulty accelerating from a stop. It has a manual transmission and the engine is running well. Also, while I'm driving on the highway and apply the gas pedal to the limit, the car barely goes over 55 mph. What are the possible causes?

Hello. It sounds like your clutch is worn out and going bad. The clutch is what allows your transmission to shift into gear and it also allows the transmission to provide power to the wheels while driving. A lot of times when the clutch is bad or going bad you will experience a lack of power and it will be hard for the car to accelerate. I would suggest that you have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, replace the clutch, slave cylinder, and clutch master cylinder.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: WHY I ALWAYS RECIEVE MEESAGE 2012 honda CIVIC usb unsupported

It can be as simple as the usb cable. The small tabs in the connector are very small and fragile. If they are bent even in the slightest, you can lose connection. Try another cable. Also, try another device. If...

Q: Car loses power after several hours of driving

Hello there. This is not unusual with higher mileage vehicles. A few different faults can cause this issue, such as the fuel pump, alternator, low fuel pressure, plugs and coils, wiring fault or a battery. I recommend having a qualified...

Q: Stops when check engine light is on

Hello. If your Check Engine Light is coming on after you start the engine, then the computer has detected an issue with the vehicle's engine management or emissions system. Your particular model of vehicle uses an OBD-I computer, meaning that...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.